Samantha Hurst

Out Of This World: Virtual Reality System Developer MVR Launches Equity Crowdfunding Round on Crowdcube

MVR, a virtual reality system developer that is seeking to turn existing console and PC games into tether free virtual reality, is seeking to raise £500,000 on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The company’s device, Ascend, reportedly been designed to give game developers an easy and… Read More

Ed Tech Platform Like to Be Seeks £150,000 on Seedrs to Expanding Networking Platform

Like to Be, an online networking platform connecting students with professionals for impartial, real world, careers advice, is currently seeking to raise 150,000 through equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Founded in 2016, Like to Be was founded by polar explorer, Antony Jinman, who has been visiting… Read More

Low Sugar Milkshake Brand Canny Overfunds During the Final Week on Crowdcube

With its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube set to close on Tuesday, milkshake company Canny has successfully secured its initial 100,000 funding target thanks to more than 300 investors. Established in 2015, Canny notably sells natural and low sugar milkshakes that are now listed to… Read More

Fintech Firm MOBI724 Files & Receives Receipt For Final Prospectus

On Friday, Canadian fintech firm MOBI724 (CSE:MOS)(MOS.CN)(CNSX:MOS)(MOBIF) announced it has filed and received receipt for its final prospectus, qualifies the 29,538,203 common shares of the company and 14,769,101 common share purchase warrants issuable upon the exercise of the 29,538,203 special warrants that were previously issued by… Read More

Swedish Fintech Firm Klarna Receives Strategic Equity Investment From Permira

Swedish Fintech company Klarna Bank announced on Friday it received a strategic equity investment from Permira, a global investment firm that advises funds and accounts with a total committed capital of circa €32 billion. According to Klarna, the investment partnership will acquire shares from existing… Read More

Online Financial Advisor Betterment Announces $70 Million Round of Funding

Independent online financial advisor, Betterment, announced on Friday a $70 million round of funding, which is described as an extension of the company’s Series E from last year. According to Betterment,  Swedish investment company Kinnevik led the round, extending its financing from last year. Previous investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Menlo… Read More

Digital Wealth Management Startup Flynt Receives Swiss Banking License

On Friday, digital wealth management FLYNT announced it obtained a banking-license from the FINMA and operates now under FLYNT Bank AG. The start-up stated: “The banking-license allows FLYNT the required independence to approach Wealth Management in new ways and using innovative technologies, thus enabling private and… Read More

Blackstone Looks to Acquire as Paysafe Picks Up Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions for $470 million

Global payment solution provider, Paysafe Group plc (LSE: PAYS.L), announced on Friday it has acquired Delta Card Services Inc., the holding company for Texas payment processor Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions (MCPS), for $470 million. According to Paysafe, MCPS is a data-focused full-service payment processor for merchants… Read More

Zopa Confirms: Has Lent £2.46 Billion Since Launching in March 2005

While revealing a “refresher” of its lending policies, UK-based peer-to-peer lender, Zopa, announced that as of July 20th it has lent £2.46 billion and is lending around £80m per month. “With the support of our customers, we have (as of 20 July 2017) lent £2.46bn… Read More

Fintech Firm investFeed to Kick Off Token Generation Event This Weekend

investFeed, a community-powered stock trading network, is set to commence its Token Generation Event (TGE) starting Sunday at 9 a.m. UTC. The fintech firm stated its ill conducts TGE for 15 days and a significant amount has already been committed from strategic investors. The company… Read More

Crowdcube Co-Founder Luke Lang Shares His Insight on Start-Up Challenges & Entrepreneur Lifestyles

This week, Luke Lang sat down with his Crowdcube co-founder, Darren Westlake, to discuss start-up challenges and the entrepreneur lifestyle. The interview’s description reads: “Listen to Luke’s perspective about the challenges of starting a business in a new sector, in the tail end of a… Read More

Innovate Finance to Host Global Summit in London March 2018

Innovate Finance, the independent membership organization that represents the voice of Britain’s global fintech sector, is set to host its global summit in London on March 20th at the Guildhall. The event’s description reads: “Financial technology has evolved into a powerful global movement that has brought… Read More

Co-Investment Platform Fast Track VC Completes First Successful Deal For Swiss Biomedical Company Monarch Bioimplants

Fast Track, a global platform that enables accredited investors and funds to co-invest with technology startups, announced on Thursday the completion of its first successful deal, which raised €1.3 million for Swiss biomedical company, Monarch Bioimplants. According to Fast Track, Monarch Bioimplants has engineered a… Read More

Moe, Larry, & Curly Are Back!: Producers of “The Three Little Stooges” Seek Film Production Funds on MicroVentures/Indiegogo’s Equity Crowdfunding Platform

This week, Producer Earl M. Benjamin, Director Sean McNamara, and Writer Harris Goldberg have teamed up to launch a campaign on Indiegogo/MicroVenture’s equity crowdfunding platform to raise funds for the upcoming film The Three Little Stooges. According to the campaign, The Three Little Stooges will feature… Read More

Fig Success “Kingdoms and Castles” Now Available on Steam & GOG

Less than seven months after securing $108,767 from 1382 backers on crowdfunding platform Fig, Lion Shield’s video game Kingdom and Castles is now available on Steam and GoG. As previously reported, Kingdoms and Castles is notably inspired by the SimCity series, Banished, and Stronghold, is described as… Read More

Dark Screen Games Hits Fig to Raise Funds For New Indie Fighting Video Game “Bounty Battle”

Indie video game developer Dark Screen Games launched a crowdfunding campaign on Fig to raise $30,000 for its new game, Bounty Battle. According to the developer, up to four players compete against each other using characters from their favorite indie games across levels from their favorite indie… Read More

Cider Subscription Service Crafty Nectar Addresses Copyright Issues As Crowdcube Campaign Secures £100,000 Funding Target

Less than 24 hours after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, cider subscription company, Crafty Nectar, has successfully secured its initial 100,000 funding target from more than 100 investors. The company states its mission is to connect people with exciting ciders made in the traditional… Read More

Monthly French Wine Subscription Your Sommelier Launches £110,000 Crowdfunding Round on Seedrs

Your Sommelier, a London-based online wine merchant, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company is seeking £110,000 as it prepares to grow and expand its monthly subscription boxes of French wines. The company stated it started trading three years ago a concept of offering… Read More

Fintech Startup Receipt Bank Raises $50 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Insight Venture Partners

Fintech startup Receipt Bank announced on Thursday it secured $50 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by Insight Venture Partners. Launched in 2011, Receipt Bank describes itself as an award-winning bookkeeping automation platform that automates the collection and data extractions of… Read More

FinTech Studios Secures $1 Million Seed Investment from KEC Ventures

FinTech Studios, a cloud platform dedicated to AI-based financial information, fintech apps, and big-data analytic products, announced on Thursday it secured raised $1 million during a Series Seed funding round led by KEC Ventures. Founded in 2014 byJim Tousignant, FinTech Studios states its cloud technology leverages machine… Read More